Munich (dpa / lby) - Munich's former mayor Christian Ude (SPD) will not go to the Oktoberfest on Saturday in a week because of the corona risk. "We are a couple from the high-risk group," said Ude (74) of the "Abendzeitung" on Thursday. "We will not go."
Ude left it open whether he would visit the folk festival at all this year. He will keep an eye on the health risks, he told the newspaper. Everyone should decide for themselves whether to visit the Oktoberfest or not. He would have found it absurd to cancel the Oktoberfest completely again. "When huge concerts take place, I don't see any difference."
The folk festival, which regularly attended a good six million people before the pandemic, begins on September 17 after two canceled festivals and lasts until October 3. Experts expect a corona wave due to the festival. Even after other folk festivals, the incidences in the respective region had increased significantly.